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SK Gaming
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Team Information
Location: Europe Europe
Coaches: Nicolaj "Incarnati0n" Jensen
Managers: Min-Sik "reis" Ko
Website: http://sk-gaming.com/
Sponsor: ASRock
Bigben Interactive
Gamed!de
Intel
Kingston
MEDION
Facebook: SKGaming
Twitter: SKGaming
Number of Players: 8
History
Created: September 16, 2010(2010-09-16)
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SK Gaming has been part of the E-Sports community since 1997. The organization entered the League of Legends scene in September 2010.

Contents

History

Formation of SK Gaming

SK Gaming's foray into League of Legends began on September 16th, 2010, when SK acquired team I WEAR A CAPE IRL consisting of Osaft22, SleazyWeazy, Severus, Reyk, Zylor, Pylat, and Awe kek.[1]

Season 1

With this lineup, SK Gaming was able to take second place at the 2010 World Cyber Games. In the group stage, SK Gaming entered a three way tied for first, going 2-1 by defeating AnotherStory and Counter Logic Gaming Prime, while falling to ChinaHero. In the playoffs, SK Gaming was able to defeat ChinaHero in their rematch 2-0, advancing to the finals. There, SK Gaming would fall to Counter Logic Gaming 1-2, taking home second place.[2]

On December 8th, 2010, SK Gaming expanded their roster by recruiting the members of Team Dimegio. With this pickup, SK acquired Araneae, nRated, Rashaasii, Wickd, ALth0r, and ocelote. [3]Araneae would leave SK Gaming on March 23 of the following year.[4]

Pre-Season 2

The SK lineup would undergo a few more changes in the coming months. One of the biggest roster changes in SK Gaming's history occurred on June of 2011, with ALth0r, Farfain, LimeLight, nRated, Severus, and SleazyWeazy leaving, and being replaced by Candy Panda, WetDreaM, and Nyph.[5]

With their new roster, SK Gaming participated in the 2011 IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Cologne. SK was unable to pass the group stage, going 1-2 after defeating Frag Executors while falling to Counter Logic Gaming Prime and FnaticRC. SK finished in 5th/6th place along with Team ALTERNATE. [6]

Shortly after the event, WetDreaM was replaced by Snoopeh. [7]

On October 5th, 2011, SK Gaming placed third in the IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Guangzhou. With a strong performance, SK Gaming won its group by going 2-1, defeating CrossGaming and Invictus Gaming and losing to eHome. In the semifinals, SK Gaming fell to Counter Logic Gaming Prime 1-2, but then defeated eHome 2-1 in the third place match to take third at the tournament.[8]

A few weeks later, SK Gaming qualified for the IEM Season VI - Global Challenge New York. In the group stage, SK Gaming placed first going 3-0, defeating Sypher, Curse Gaming, and v8 eSports. Continuing on their success, SK Gaming defeated Counter Logic Gaming Prime 2-0 in the semi-finals. However, SK fell in the grand finals 0-2 to FnaticRC.

Season 2

Leaguepedia's "Legacy" History Infographic of SK Gaming

In the coming months, SK Gaming underwent several changes to their roster. On October 20th, long time top laner Wickd left SK to form Absolute Legends with WetdreaM. SK picked up MoMa for a short stint to replace Wickd, but MoMa left shortly after signing. Near the end of 2011, Snoopeh departed SK Gaming to join the new Counter Logic Gaming EU and Absolute Legends merger team. To fill the void, SK signed former against All authority top laner Kev1n.[9]

Ten days after SK's roster changes, they earned fourth at the IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Kiev. SK Gaming placed second in the group stage, defeating Curse Gaming and White Lotus while falling to Team SoloMid. Despite this strong initial showing, SK was swept by the eventual winner Moscow Five in the semifinals 0-2, and then Dignitas 0-2 in the third place match.[10]

On February 12th, 2012, Dedrayon joined SK Gaming as their jungler.[11] SK Gaming had a dominant performance in the group stages of IEM Season VI - World Championship, going 4-1 and taking second place, defeating Curse Gaming, Team SoloMid, Sypher, and eHome, while losing their only game to Moscow Five. However, their success did not transfer over to the playoffs, as SK fell to against All authority in the quarterfinals. SK Gaming took 5th-6th place alongside Team Curse.

Longtime mid laner ocelote temporarily switched roles with top laner kev1n on May 20th, 2012.[12] On June 8th, ocelote returned to the mid lane, while kev1n became the AD Carry and Candy Panda moved to top lane. A month after these position changes, longtime SK member CandyPanda left the team along with jungler Dedrayon. To replace CandyPanda, SK brought on former Absolute Legends top lane player YoungBuck. Eleven days later, SK Gaming underwent yet another roster change, with Svenskeren and YoungBuck leaving and Kev1n moving back to the top lane.[13]

On July 29th, SK received third place at European Challenger Circuit: Poland with Araneae jungling and YellOwStaR playing the AD carry role. SK dropped its first set to CLG EU, 1-2, but was able to overcome Team Curse Europe 2-1. Two days later, ocelote announced that this roster would be permanent.

Shortly before the start of the Season Two European Regionals in Cologne, SK Gaming picked up AD carry YellOwStaR and jungler Araneae. After only two weeks of training, SK Gaming competed at the regionals on August 16, 2012. In their first round, SK Gaming overcame the Polish Team Acer.PL 2-0 to advance. In a huge upset, SK swept the heavily favored Counter Logic Gaming EU 2-0 to qualify for the Season 2 World Championship and advance to the grand finals of the tournament. In the finals, SK Gaming fell to the Russian Moscow Five 0-2 and took home second place. After strong performances by YellOwStaR and Araneae, SK Gaming recruited them to officially join the main roster.

On August 25th, during Campus Gaming Party: Berlin, Metalx of Western Wolves and Schabs of Team Acer substituted for YellOwstaR and Araneae, who were unable to attend due to personal reasons. SK took third place in group B with defeats by Eclypsia.Luna and Fnatic.

In early October, SK Gaming traveled to Los Angeles to play in the Season 2 World Championship. SK met an early exit, losing to CLG Prime, Azubu Frost, and Invictus Gaming in quick succession in the group stage. They left with an 11th-12th place result and $25,000.

On November 11th, SK Gaming participated in Tales of the Lane. After placing 3-1 in their group with victories over Tt Dragons, mousesports and Team ALTERNATE and a sole loss to Fnatic, SK received a bye into the semifinals of the bracket stage. They lost their semifinal match to Eclypsia 0-2, and lost the ensuing third place match to Moscow Five 0-2, placing them fourth in the seven overall, going home with € 2,500.

Pre-Season 3

The team traveled to Poland to compete at IEM Season VII - Global Challenge Katowice in January, but were knocked out in the group stage, going 1-2 and coming in 6th, winning against Absolute Legends but losing sets to Azubu Frost and Fnatic. During their match against Fnatic, Fnatic mid laner xPeke broke open an extremely close game by backdooring the SK nexus. This play was received with widespread amazement and prompted the term "xPeke'd".[14]

Season 3

By finishing in the top three at the Season 2 EU regionals, SK had qualified to participate in Riot's new professional league, Season 3 EU League Championship Series, playing in a 10 week competition with the continent's best teams. During the spring season of 2013, the SK team played consistently well, finishing with a respectable 17-11 and claiming third place going into playoffs. The Season 3 LCS Spring Playoffs occurred in April, where SK was able to automatically secure their spot in the next LCS season in the first round when their opponent, sixth-seeded against All authority, was disqualified due to roster issues.[15] The team then faced Gambit Gaming, falling 2-0 to the Russians. In the third place match, SK faced Evil Geniuses and, despite having early leads in both games, were unable to close them out and lost 2-0 to finish fourth in the playoffs.

SK Gaming attended the IEM Season VII - World Championship in Hanover in March 2013. They were unable to make it to the bracket stage, placing 10th after winning only a single game against MeetYourMakers.

In the summer split of the European LCS, SK made consistently poor showings and held eighth place for most of the split, despite going 3-1 against the eventual champions Fnatic. After a brief resurgence in the last two weeks of the season, SK finished seventh and would face relegation in the 2014 Season Spring Promotion Tournament.

Pre-Season 4

Kev1n and hyrqBot departed SK in September to join Ninjas in Pyjamas. In November, SK Gaming recruited LCS veterans fredy122 (previously of against All authority), Svenskeren (previously of Ninjas in Pyjamas), and challenger player Jesiz. After nearly three years as a starter, ocelote stepped down from mid lane to be a substitute, while Nyph takes his spot as Team Captain.

In December 2013, SK Gaming announced their intent to face SUPA HOT CREW XD in the upcoming promotion tournament. At the Spring Promotion Tournament, after falling behind 0-2, SK Gaming won three games in a row to defeat SUPA HOT CREW XD and return to the next season's spring split.

In the end of December 2013 Team Captain Nyph announced that he will leave SK Gaming to join Alliance. As announced before ocelote also leaves.

Season 4

In January 2014, nRated would join the team as their new support. SK Gaming finished 2nd in the 2014 EU LCS Spring Playoffs after defeating Team ROCCAT 2-1 but then losing to Fnatic 1-3.

Timeline

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014


Player Roster

SK Gaming Season 2014 LCS Spring Roster
Left to Right: fredy122, Svenskeren, Jesiz, CandyPanda, Nyph

Active

ID Name Role
England fredy122 Simon Payne Top
Denmark Svenskeren Dennis Johnsen Jungle
Denmark Jesiz Jesse Le Mid
Germany Candy Panda Adrian Wübbelmann AD
Germany nRated Christoph Seitz Support
Czech Republic Mozilla Pavel Klaban Sub/Top
Sweden Ginsu Jonnie Hansson Sub/Jungle
Denmark Gripex Jesper Gripex Sub/Jungle

Former

ID Name Role Next Team
Spain ocelote Carlos Rodríguez Sub
Gamers 2
Germany Nyph Patrick Funke Support
Alliance
Belgium Moopz Amaury Minguerche Sub
SUPA HOT CREW
Germany Kev1n Kevin Rubiszewski Top
Ninjas in Pyjamas
France hyrqBot John Velly Jungle
Ninjas in Pyjamas
Germany Noonia Kai Gade Sub
Sinners Never Sleep
France YellOwStaR Bora Kim AD
Fnatic
Spain Araneae Alvar Martin Jungle
Team ALTERNATE
Netherlands YoungBuck Joey Steltenpool Top
Eclypsia.Luna
Poland Dedrayon Filip Romejko Jungle
mousesports
Scotland Snoopeh Stephen Ellis Jungle
CLG Europe
Germany MoMa Maik Wallus Top
against All authority
Denmark Wickd Mike Petersen Top
Absolute Legends
Belgium WetDreaM Tim Buysse Jungle
Absolute Legends
Germany SleazyWeazy Benjamin Hiller Support
logiX
Germany Severus Johannes Lüder Mid/Top
logiX
Denmark LimeLight Asger Karl Mid
None
Sweden Farfain Karl Wendt Höjer Jungle
TCM-Gaming
France ALth0r Romain Franzetti Mid
against All authority
Sweden Rashaasii Adam Olofsson Top
None
Germany Awe kek Daniel Pabel Sub
None
Denmark Pylat Lars Andersen Sub
None
Germany Zylor Christian Dietze AD
Team GAMED.DE
Germany Reyk Wai Noch Shum Mid
Team GAMED.DE
Switzerland Osaft22 Shawn Roger Bourquin Support
against All authority

Temporary Subs

ID Name Role Replacing Tournament
Germany SleazyWeazy Benjamin Hiller Jungle
None
IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Kiev
Netherlands Metalx Tom Latour AD France YellOwStaR Campus Gaming Party: Berlin
Germany Schabs Thomas Vogel Top Germany Kev1n
Germany CandyPanda Adrian Wübbelmann AD France YellOwStaR Tales of the Lane

Organization

ID Name Position
Germany TheSlasH Alexander Müller Team Owner
South Korea reis Min-Sik Ko Head of Team and Player Management
Denmark Incarnati0n Nicolaj Jensen Coach

Team Achievements

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-08-16 LCSlogo small.png A33rd 2014 EU LCS Summer Playoffs 3 : 0
Team ROCCAT
$ 15,000
2014-07-31 LCSlogo small.png A44th 2014 EU LCS Summer Round Robin 15 : 13 Group Stage (W/L)
2014-04-17 LCSlogo small.png A22nd 2014 EU LCS Spring Playoffs 1 : 3
Fnatic
$ 25,000
2014-04-03 LCSlogo small.png A11st 2014 EU LCS Spring Round Robin 18 : 10 Group Stage (W/L)
2013-12-14 LCSlogo small.png I1Q 2014 EU LCS Spring Promotion 3 : 2
SUPA HOT CREW
2013-11-30 DH-star.png A11st DreamHack Winter 2013 2 : 1
Kiedyś Miałem Team
kr 70,000
2013-11-23 Esltumbnail.png A33 - 4th IEM Season VIII - Cologne Amateur Tournament 0 : 2
Copenhagen Wolves
$ 2,500
2013-08-17 LCSlogo small.png A77th Season 3 EU LCS Summer Round Robin 13 : 15 Group Stage (W/L)
2013-04-28 LCSlogo small.png A44th Season 3 EU LCSSpring Playoffs 0 : 2
Evil Geniuses
$ 10,000
2013-04-21 LCSlogo small.png A33rd Season 3 EU LCS Spring Round Robin 17 : 11 Group Stage (W/L)
2013-03-07 Esltumbnail.png A99 - 10th IEM Season VII - World Championship 1 : 4 Group Stage (W/L) $ 5,700
2013-01-19 Esltumbnail.png A55 - 6th IEM Season VII - Global Challenge Katowice 1 : 2 Group Stage (W/L) $ 3,000
2012-11-11 A44th Tales of the Lane 0 : 2
Moscow Five
€ 2,500
2012-10-04 RpPoints.png B111 - 12th Season 2 World Championship 0 : 3 Group Stage (W/L) $ 25,000
2012-08-23 A55 - 8th Campus Gaming Party: Berlin 1 : 2 Group Stage (W/L) $ 1,125
2012-08-19 Esltumbnail.png A22nd Season 2 Regional Finals 0 : 2
Moscow Five
$ 30,000
2012-07-29 Esltumbnail.png A33rd European Challenger Circuit: Poland 2 : 1
Team Curse Europe
$ 5,000
2012-03-10 Esltumbnail.png A55 - 6th IEM Season VI - World Championship 1 : 2
against All authority
$ 2,800
2012-01-28 Esltumbnail.png A44th IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Kiev 1 : 2
Team Dignitas
$ 2,400
2011-06-10 Esltumbnail.png A22nd IEM Season VI - Global Challenge New York 0 : 2
Fnatic
$ 6,000
2011-04-27 Esltumbnail.png A33rd IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Guangzhou 2 : 1
EHOME
$ 3,400
2011-08-21 Esltumbnail.png A55 - 6th IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Cologne 1 : 2 Group Stage (W/L) $ 2,100
2010-10-03 WCGlogo small.png A22nd WCG 2010 - Grand Finals 1 : 2
Counter Logic Gaming
$ 3,000
In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2011-08-20 A11st ESL Major Series VIII 2 : 0
Team SoloMid
€ 2,500
2011-06-04 A11st ESL Pro Series Germany Summer 2011 2 : 0
Competo Sports
€ 2,600
2010-12-16 A11st ESL Major Series VII 2 : 1
myRevenge
€ 1,500
In Minor Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2013-12-22 A11st WePlay LoL Invitational 3 : 0
Intellectual Playground
$ 1,500
2013-11-25 A11st Black Monster Cup #4 2 : 0
Dark Templar Knights
$ 1,000
2013-11-17 A11st EUW Challenger Series #15 3 : 2
TCM-Gaming
$ 400
2012-06-27 A33rd Absolute Arena Cup 0 : 1
Moscow Five
€ 200
2012-04-13 A22nd DLCompare Pro Cup 1 0 : 2
Absolute Legends
€ 200
2012-02-14 A22nd CDiscount Cup 1 FFL
against All authority
€ 250
2012-01-16 A22nd ClanBase EuroCup XXIV 1 : 2
ALSEN Team
$ 700

Highlight Videos

Interviews

2012

2013

2014

See Also

External Links

References

  1. SK Gaming adds LoL team sk-gaming.com
  2. WCG 2010 Tournament Brackets "wcg.com"
  3. SK Gaming adds new League of Legends team sk-gaming.com
  4. A turbulent week for the SK LoL team sk-gaming.com
  5. SK.LoL announce new line-up sk-gaming.com
  6. IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Cologne "esl-world.net"
  7. SK.LoL with line-up change sk-gaming.com
  8. IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Guanghzou "esl-world.net"
  9. SK.LoL confirm their line-up for IEM Kiev sk-gaming.com
  10. IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Kiev "esl-world.net"
  11. SK.LoL announce their new Jungler sk-gaming.com
  12. SK.LoL with a Line-up change!? sk-gaming.com
  13. SK.LoL transforms its line-up sk-gaming.com
  14. [EPIC Best Backdoor EVER full action IEM KATOWICE Fnatic vs SK] youtube.com
  15. aAa Disqualified, SK LCS spot secured]
  16. SK Gaming adds LoL team sk-gaming.com
  17. SK Gaming adds new League of Legends team sk-gaming.com
  18. A turbulent week for the SK.LoL team sk-gaming.com
  19. SK.LoL SK.LoL announce new line-up sk-gaming.com
  20. SK.LoL with line-up change sk-gaming.com
  21. Wickd has decided to leave SK.LoL sk-gaming.com
  22. SK.LoL welcome MoMa to their ranks sk-gaming.com
  23. MoMa steps down from SK.LoL sk-gaming.com
  24. SK.LoL Snoopeh leaves SK.LoL to sign for CLG.eu sk-gaming.com
  25. SK.LoL confirm their line-up sk-gaming.com
  26. SK.LoL announce their new Jungler sk-gaming.com
  27. SK.LoL with a Line-up change!? sk-gaming.com
  28. So now that me and Dedra left.... reddit.com
  29. SK.LoL transforms its line-up sk-gaming.com
  30. YoungBuck Facebook Statement facebook.com
  31. ocelote Ask Me Anything reddit.com
  32. Summoners Recap: Ocelote official statement on SK and Araneae youtube.com
  33. oceloteWorld Reddit Comment reddit.com
  34. HyrqBot's Tweet twitter.com
  35. SK releases Kev1n and hyrqbot - join NiP sk-gaming.com
  36. Kev1n Facebook Statement facebook.com
  37. New LoL Roster for SK Gaming sk-gaming.com
  38. Nyph talking his past in SK and the departure youtube.com
  39. Wrapping up 2013 sk-gaming.com
  40. SK Gaming sign with Christoph 'nRated' Seitz sk-gaming.com
  41. Gripex's Facebook Post sk-gaming.com